Healthcare Technology Consultant - Specializing in Medical Devices Used in Hospitals

Technical Consultant #1865


Expertise

  • 37 years of national expertise managing the selection, maintenance and safe and effective use of medical equipment and systems used in hospitals.
  • Medical device failure discovery evaluation in various circumstances; determine patient misuse, clinician errors, and root and secondary causes.
  • Mitigating risks through independent test labs and working with healthcare providers and manufacturers.
  • Through clinical and hospital administrative experience, able to convey a broad technical perspective allowing discussions for patient safety improvements and reducing risks.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Case evaluation determining the strength of claim.
  • Compose medical device reports.
  • Provide laboratory analysis of medical devices, case timeline, and technical observations.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2011 - Present

  • Provides technical assistance to user facilities, users, manufacturers, and/or regulators of medical devices in the following areas:
  • Clinical engineering
  • Forensic engineering
  • Patient safety and risk management
  • Systems integration
  • Device design and improvement.

Christiana Care Health System, Director, Clinical Engineering, 1989 - 2011

  • Led development of Clinical Engineering program, responsible for all Healthcare Technology Management at the organization.
  • Led effort to select and install flexible monitoring system that encompassed major changes in clinical practice and tight interface with system-wide Information Services computer network.
  • Selected to lead team evaluating and implementing new Smart IV Pump technology.
  • Member, Patient Safety Committee - Selected by committee to lead efforts to comply with National Patient Safety Goal on Clinical Alarms.
  • Member, Environment of Care Safety Committee - Selected by committee to be primarily responsible for compliance with Joint Commission patient care equipment standards.
  • Member, Technology Management Committee responsible for evaluating and approving all new major medical technologies.
  • Co-Chair, Medical Products Implementation Committee responsible for passing on education and implementation plans for new medical products.
  • Member, Corporate Value Analysis Committee responsible for evaluating new medical products for cost effectiveness and clinical suitability.

Waterbury Hospital,Director, Clinical Engineering, 1973 - 1989

  • Started Clinical Engineering program from scratch.
  • Clinical Engineering began servicing all imaging equipment, one of the first Clinical Engineering programs in the country to do so.
  • Chosen to head several interdisciplinary teams to evaluate and select a vendor for major clinical systems, such as patient monitoring, infusion pumps and nurse call system.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Special Certificate: Health Care Technology.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) - State of Delaware, License
  • Certified in Clinical Engineering (CCE) by Healthcare Technology Foundation
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, (AAMI)Serving positions:
  • Co-Chair - Standards Board
  • Editorial Board of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Technology Management Council
  • Electrical Safety Committee
  • Infusion Devices Committee
  • Medical Device Alarm Committee
  • Fellow, American College of Clinical Engineering, (ACCE)
  • American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, (ASPPS)
  • Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium, (MDISS)
  • National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA). Chair and Technical Committee on Medical Equipment.

Awards

  • Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award from Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
  • Patient Safety Award from American College of Clinical Engineering

Publications

  • Author of numerous, journal articles in Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, and presented at AAMI national meetings around the United States.

Education

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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